Hes career started almost 10 years ago when he moved to Athens for a school internship. He is in an interdisciplinary journey between illustration and graphic design, two-and three-dimensionality.
He believes illustration is no longer bound by the flat format, but very often inspects and develops space. With his projects he try to build bridges between art and design, where illustration, painting, street & communication all play an important role. Joan illustrates his fantastic animal's world and characters, holy scenarios filled with symbolism and curious lines and textures. A ritual atmosphere ready to melt with typography and endless traces of organic lines growing fanciful.
He currently lives in Barcelona and often travels to New York and Miami and keeps spreading his world through his studio taking part in art festivals, preparing new exhibitions and collaborating with brands and non corporate organizations.
Ha estudiado Bellas Artes especializándose en ilustración, además de un Postgrado en Diseño y Estrategias de Comunicación, en Elisava (Barcelona).
Desde 2008 trabaja cómo freelance. Ha realizado proyectos para clientes como Audi, Google, Converse, Quiksilver, Ray-Ban o San Miguel.
Entre sus referentes se encuentran los grabados y la cartelería del s.XIX, la heráldica o los patrones repetidos de la naturaleza.
Utilizando cómo soporte el papel, la madera o el algodón, su trabajo se convierte en orfebrería bidimensional por medio de finísimas líneas, superposición de tramas, geometrías orgánicas, módulos repetidos y un fuerte protagonismo de la tipografía.
“Dígale a los angeles”, Miscelanea, Barcelona, 2009.
“DIY” Rumkammerat, Copenhague, 2010.
“Fauna y Flora”, Miscelanea. Barcelona, 2012 / LaSala. Zaragoza, 2013.
“We are all in”, Reskate. 2013/2014, Colectiva Itinerante.
Asalto, 7ª edición. Zaragoza, 2012.
Vang Es Castell. Menorca, 2013.
BAUV - Biennal d'Art Urbà al Vallès, 2014.
Reinventing Screenprinting: Inspirational Pieces by Contemporary Practitioners. Caspar Williamson. Rotovisión 2011.
Enjoy your meal graphics, de Index Book, 2014.
VWorkshop is a collective of professional artists - designers brought together by a common creative expression. The team is run by the handmakers Marga López and Joan Tarragó. The group’s main activity is bringing to life our creative language experimenting with several techniques and a wide variety of natural materials. Visual art is no longer bound by the flat format, but very often inspects and even develops space.
With our projects we try to build bridges between art and design, where illustration, painting, street, communication design, and fashion all play an important role.
FAUNA Y FLORA
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Opening: Thursday, December 1 at 20h.
A combination of personal graphic worlds Tarragó Joan and Marga Lopez.
Joan In this exhibition presents his world of animals and fantastic characters, sacred spaces full of symbolism and bizarre plots, lines and textures. An atmosphere of ritual l ist to mix with the scenario prepared by Marga, typography and full of vegetation. Endless lines whimsically organic growing intertwined with geometrical patterns and inn to frame the fauna of Joan.
The result of this set is a contrast between the friendly, pleasant and contemplative nature, grows at will by going to the crash of a strange man wild, unknown and unexpected.
In this sample reveals a series of landscapes, histories and representations of the inhabitants of the forest unusual and hitherto hidden.